The Northern Netherlands Alliance united voice from the Northern Netherlands. They are an administrative organization through which the three provinces and the four large cities in the region coordinate their spatial planning and economic strategy. They are a Management Authority (MA) for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). They are a network organization that enables businesses, knowledge institutes, regional authorities and civil society organizations to meet and combine their strengths to foster innovation – both in the Netherlands as well as in Europe.


Grant distribution organisation for Northern Netherlands companies

SNN Innovation monitor

The Innovation Monitor is a strategic collaboration between SNN and the University of Groningen. Aim of the monitor is to map and analyse innovation activities, investments and results of SMEs in the region

SPO Groningen

SPO provides second-chance education to adults who want to follow a pedagogical training at (post) HBO level or who want to transfer to the master (ortho) Pedagogy of Educational Science

Sprechtag digitales Büro

Consultation for companies regarding digitalisation their offices, offered by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Oldenburg.

Stadt Emden

Municipality of Emden

Start-Up City

Startup City is an inspiring new facility for startups and scale ups of Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, and the University of Groningen. Incubator Cube050 and the Marian van Os Centre for Entrepreneurship are the first to relocate to this remarkable new location for entrepreneurship where students, entrepreneurs and researchers come together.

Start-up Pitch Night Oldenburg

The Start-up Pitch Night Oldenburg is a networking event. Startups pitch their ideas to a jury and will get valuable feedback. All participants are invited to network after the pitches.

Start-up weekend 2020 Emden

The Start-up weekend brings together students, pupils and career changers with different skills and backgrounds. Organisational talents, techies, business types, creative an marketing experts form teams and achieve more together. Anyone who wants to can present a business idea at the beginning, around which the teams are then formed. During the weekend, the team validate the ideas, develop them further and create a prototype with the support of mentors.The best team are awarded prizes and sponsorship awards to pursue their ideas.

Startpunt Ondernemers

Network organisation for start-ups in Sneek

Startup Assist

StartUp Assist connects startups, established companies and social organizations. The aim is to share each other’s expertise and network, to inspire each other and to learn from each other. The project is an example of modern sports sponsorship: not only seeking support for the budget of your own club, but also offering support to others where it is possible, under the motto ‘connect sport’.

Startup in Residence

Want to help make the Northern Netherlands a better place with your startup? We’re looking for ambitious startups to come up with new and innovative ways to tackle societal issues and urban challenges. Startup in Residence is a 6 month program where you’ll get intensive coaching and training, and our partners and challenge owners will act as launching customer for the most promising solutions. Find your challenge, pitch your fix and we’ll help you kickstart and launch it with our Startup in Residence Program.

Startup Weekend Groningen

Startup Weekend is an event where attendees experience the highs, lows, fun and pressure that “the startup life” brings. In no more than 54 hours you can pitch your ideas, form teams and turn that idea into a business! Over the weekend, developers, designers, business and industry experts will learn what’s going on in a hands-on way. As you learn how to create a real business, you will meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders and sponsors ready to get you started.

Startup- und Unternehmerforum (Cornexion GmbH)

The Start-up and Entrepreneurs’ Forum aims to give new impulses to the Emsland region and mediate networks between local entrepreneurs and regional and supra-regional networks from the start-up scene, industry experts and investors in order to mediate between these two groups and create new food for thought and networks.

Sterk Fries Ondernemerschap

Start-up ecosystem for start-ups in Friesland

Steuerberatertag IHK

The Tax consultant day of the Industrie und Handelkammer offers founders and those interested in setting up a company the opportunity to obtain individual information on the tax aspects involved in setting up a company.